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Personal Injury FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Answered by our Charlotte Chiropractor

Man with a personal injury

What is a personal injury, what can it do to your quality of life, and how do you treat it effectively? To help you make the right start on your road to recovery, check out these frequently asked personal injury questions we receive here at Weig Chiropractic Center in Charlotte.

1. What do we mean when we say "personal injury?"

The term "personal injury is something of a catch-all phrase. From a legal standpoint, it usually describes any kind of physical injury that occurs to you personally, as opposed to property damage or other kinds of damage.

2. What are some common examples of personal injuries?

A personal injury may occur in the workplace, on the playing field, or in your household. Common scenarios include slip-and-fall incidents that dislocate vertebrae, acute lifting-related muscle or tendon strains, sprained ligaments, and chronic repetitive-motion or overuse injuries to the joints and muscles.

3. What kinds of symptoms do personal injuries cause?

Both soft tissue damage and vertebral subluxation can cause severe pain and stiffness in a personal injury case. Additionally, pinched nerves from herniated discs can cause neurological problems (weakness, pain, numbness etc.)  in your upper or lower extremities.

4. Can an acute personal injury turn into a chronic problem?

If an acute personal injury is not treated properly and in a timely manner, the body's attempts to heal the damage can result in internal scarring. This scar tissue can confine the tissues and limit their motion, resulting in chronic pain and limited range of motion.

5. How does your chiropractor in Charlotte diagnose personal injuries?

Our chiropractor in Charlotte, Dr. Weig, will ask for full details on the incident, your symptoms, and your previous medical history while inspecting the affected joints via radiology, observation, and palpation.

6. What can chiropractic treatment do for my personal injury?

Chiropractic treatments can not only relieve pain and stiffness directly by repositioning a damaged joint's components -- it can also treat spinal alignment problems that are sending referred pain signals to a different part of the body. Correcting your alignment also eases strain on muscles and optimizes your body's healing powers.

7. What other personal injury treatment methods do you offer?

Spinal decompression therapy can treat herniated discs and other causes of spinal nerve root impingement. We also offer physiotherapy, massage, cold laser therapy, and other treatments for your holistic healing plan.

Contact Our Chiropractor in Charlotte, NC for Personal Injury Treatment

Our chiropractor in Charlotte NC is ready to answer all your personal injury questions -- while also giving you the relief you need. Call Weig Chiropractic Center today at 704-596-9400 to schedule a consultation, examination, and all-natural treatment!